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skoya

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Hi,

In 2018, it was announced that BT would be rolling out FTTP in Bishop's Stortford. However, 3 years later the best I am offered is FTTPoD at a significant cost. I know its in the town but I cannot seem to request it. I looked on Openreach's availability tool and there is no offer of it.

Cerberus Network is offering FTTPoD but it costs £250 just to find out how much the install will cost. Can anyone advise as what to do other than just wait until the street pole is covered by BT eventually?
 

kommando828

ULTIMATE Member
Your only option is too wait or try a community fibre partnership postcode check to see what Openreach have FTTP planned, if no plans then you can try to get a CFP started.

 

Mark.J

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I recall Openreach announcing a G.fast deployment for that location, but that was just before they put that whole roll-out on hold in order to focus on FTTP.


I haven't seen Openreach announce FTTP for the same location yet, but they don't always name-drop the smaller places.

I believe Virgin Media were also expanding their network in that location.
 

billuk

Casual Member
Id wait and see as 2025 is the date of when openreach turn off old copper network. Im not far from bs and waiting for gov announcement tomorrow. fttp is in some houses around my village, but lots are fttc and have crappy speeds.
 

skoya

Member
Thanks all, I have asked our local community but I don't think there is much demand given most of the area is already serviced by Virgin Media. I know it seems like a luxury but I think its important to have some competition rather than held to one provider, in this case, Virgin Media.
 

Mark.J

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Assuming Virgin Media does open their network up to wholesale later this year, then you might get a wider choice of ISP.
 

billuk

Casual Member
Thanks all, I have asked our local community but I don't think there is much demand given most of the area is already serviced by Virgin Media. I know it seems like a luxury but I think its important to have some competition rather than held to one provider, in this case, Virgin Media.
Think your lucky you have two networks to go on. We are in a village not far from bishops stortford and openreach dont care about us.
 

Workbench 1.3

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Id wait and see as 2025 is the date of when openreach turn off old copper network. Im not far from bs and waiting for gov announcement tomorrow. fttp is in some houses around my village, but lots are fttc and have crappy speeds.
2025 is the date for PSTN closure, not copper.
 
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